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Books for Teens This Summer!
The library has some brand new books for teens to check out. We also have over 100 family-friendly DVDs, including many biographical DVDs.
New Books for April 2017
What Is God Waiting For? Understanding Divine Delays in Your Life
In a world of fast-food meals, high-speed Internet, and quick solutions, waiting is tough. Sometimes, if we don't get a quick answer to our problems--wanting a child, a mate, a new job, a house-we feel stuck. Where is God? Has he forgotten us? No, says Marlinda Ireland, God has not forgotten! We may be caught in a "divine delay," a time of waiting which holds a purpose and is an opportunity to learn enduring lessons. Learn from the biblical stories of men and women who persevered in waiting for God and discover four primary causes of delayed answers to prayer. Then learn three secrets that help readers mature during a "heavenly holding pattern." Ireland shows how to value a time of waiting for what is desired and offers encouragement and confidence in God's all-knowing love. Step-by-step, through sound biblical principles, she lifts readers out of their frustrations into a renewed passion for the future.
Born without arms or legs, Vujicic endured more than his share of hurtful remarks and cruel taunts. What did he do about it? Drawing examples from his own life---including harnessing the power of social media---he offers encouragement, motivation, and practical insights to help young people overcome poor self-esteem, bullying, failure, and other challenges.
Boyhood and Beyond: Practical Steps to Becoming a Man
Sow wise seeds of counsel in the still-soft soil of young hearts! Drawing from biblical insight and personal experience, Schultz offers your preteen boys reliable guidance on matters of authority, temptation, education, industry vs. sloth, leadership, overcoming fear, and more. Help future men make the most of boyhood---and begin training them for life. 219 pages, softcover from Great Expectations.
When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics
There is apologetics, when the actual Bible, God or the faith are being actively maligned, and then there are the difficult questions that sometimes arise in casual conversation. In this book Paul Copan is addressing the latter, and carefully examines each one - its logic, validity and theological implications. This is what he calls 'everyday apologetics', and whether the questions are directed toward Christianity itself, the Christian worldview, or simply truth and reality he does not shy away from tough problems some people - even Christians - have with the faith. Questions about denominations (Why so many?), lying (Is it okay to lie to Nazis?), and God (Why does He seem so egotistical?) just scratch the surface of Christianity's uniqueness. Over a dozen questions are dealt with head-on, but many others are answered within each chapter, and end-of-chapter suggested reading lists will assist those who need to dig deeper.
Live Original: How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps it Real and Stays True to Her Values
In Live Original, seventeen-year-old Sadie Robertson---daughter of Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie---represents everything that a well-adjusted teenager should be, even while growing up in the spotlight! Her inspiring story reveals how she's been shaped by the values that make her family what it is---including think happy, be happy; do something; shake the hate; and more. 224 pages, hardcover from Howard.
In mid the 1870’s Grace Martindale became responsible for her two younger sisters after their parents died. Halfway through the wagon train journey to the Oregon Trail, her husband died during an outbreak of cholera. She continued the journey west and stayed at the Whitman Mission for the winter where a measles outbreak brings even more death. Will the natural remedy and midwifery skills her mother taught her keep her remaining family alive?
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
In Love Does, Bob Goff shares remarkable stories from his life and shows how living and loving to the fullest is the best way to make Jesus known in this world.
Remember the joy and excitement as a kid of being invited to a big party? You felt valued, included, wanted and ready to have a good time. Goff believes that every day of life can be lived with the same childlike enthusiasm and sense of humor. Whether you've travelled to meet dozens of world leaders with your kids, and started a school in Uganda like Goff, or are simply seeking a new perspective on the Christian life, you'll learn that love is a verb, not just a feeling. His insights and joyful reflections will help you discover what it means to live as Howard Thurman intended when he said, "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
Magnificent Obsession: Love Jesus Wholeheartedly. Follow Him with Abandon
What does it mean to follow Jesus wholeheartedly? In Magnificent Obsession, Brian Kim explores the Scriptures as well as stories from his own life to address the themes: "Who do men say that I am?", Extravagant devotion for Jesus, Holiness Redefined, and All of Him for All of Me.
Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today's marriages. Revised Edition.
The Disciplines of a Godly Man
R. Kent Hughes
Our churches and homes need men willing to follow the path of godliness no matter what the cost. Disciplines of a Godly Man has been speaking to the hearts of men since 1991, and its words are still relevant. Using engaging illustrations, scriptural wisdom, and practical suggestions for daily life, Hughes offers frank biblical discussion on major areas of Christian manhood, including family, godliness, leadership, and ministry. Revised. Includes study guide.
Church History in Plain Language, 4thEdition
Dr. Bruce Shelley
Church history made fascinating! In this CBD-exclusive updated edition of his classic, Shelley offers a lively account of the ages of the church---from apostolic times to the present---plus new chapters on the explosive growth of Christianity in the southern hemisphere, the influence of technology on the spread of the gospel, the decline of mainline denominations, and more. 560 pages, softcover from Nelson.
Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation
Journey through the towns and cathedrals of 16th-century Europe and witness the rise of the Reformation in Rescuing the Gospel. Revealing a stirring story of courage and faith, Erwin Lutzer traces the dramatic events that fueled this pivotal era, from John Wycliffe's English Bible and John Hus's execution to Martin Luther's 95 Theses and John Calvin's leadership in Geneva.
Reformation 500: How the Greatest Revival Since Pentecost Continues to Shape the World Today
Ray Van Neste, J. Michael Garrett
Five hundred years ago in a church marked by the dismissal of Scripture, idolatrous worship, and corruption, people rose up in protest---known today as the Protestant Reformation. This collection of probing essays examines how the recovery of biblical truth and the gospel of grace impacted history, theology, politics, and culture---and continues to instruct us today.